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HIV Transmission Shaking Hands

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Masturbate after shaking hand with HIV person.

Mr. God I know you very busy and have a lot of thing to be done. But every word you reply us will give us more knowledge about HIV, and more people to join to the battle against HIV. Here is my short story: A week ago, I went to a party to meet my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Dear Sticky Fingers,Neither your handshake nor subsequent shaking hand poses a risk for HIV. If HIV were that easy to catch, it would have wiped out the whole planet Read more »

Shaking Hands

Hello Dr BobRun Accross Web Site --- Which Said Shaking Hands, Touching Or Holding Hands Can... Read more »

Unusual hand shake

I recently shook hands with an hiv positive man. He had dry/peeling hands. Is there a risk of... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...scratched? Can HIV be transmitted by being spit on by an HIV-infected person? Can I get HIV from casual contact (shaking hands, hugging, using a toilet, drinking from the same glass, or the sneezing and coughing of an infected person)? ... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...who uses the toy. Rimming (licking the anus): This is very unlikely to result in HIV infection. Mutual masturbation (hand jobs) and fisting (using a hand to penetrate the anus or vagina): These are relatively low risk, as long as your... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Drug Use and HIV

...transmit HIV during drug use because infected blood goes directly into someone's bloodstream. Even small amounts of blood on your hands, cookers, filters, tourniquets, or in rinse water can be enough to infect another user. To reduce the risk of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Most Filipino Women Still Clueless About HIV/AIDS

...healthy-looking person could be HIV-positive and that the virus cannot be acquired by casual contact like hugging or shaking hands. One out of three college-educated women had comprehensive knowledge of HIV/AIDS, compared with just 3 percent of... Read more »
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shaking someone's bloody hand

Posted by 613, 2 Replies
...2 years ago at a concert, this guy cut him self in a mosh pit. He shook my hand and had blood on it. Freaking out, I washed it off using water. I dont think they had soap, and I was not actively bleeding either. Read more »

Can you catch hiv from this encounter

Posted by kris, 2 Replies
...positive he has been so for ten years but I just found out recently. I have some anxiety about germs in general so I dont shake hands. I always give people fist bumps. But I am growing concerned becasue I gave him a Fist Bump the other day and I... Read more »

Possible HIV transmission/infection ???

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...private parts when I went in. I occupied the adjacent urinal and was just about to ease myself when he suddenly extended his hand and touched the crotch area of my still-zipped jeans and hurriedly left the scene. I was disgusted by his act... Read more »

me again

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...a condom..after i had sex i took off the condom and checked to see if it was torn...it wasnt..i then proceeded to wash my hands with water ...i then use my hands to take some water to wash out my mouth...can hiv be transmitted that way...i... Read more »